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DL, CI Apply For Codeshare

Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:59 am

Just saw off the AP...Delta and China Airlines are seeking codeshare rights. DL to codeshare on CI LAX/SFO/NYC-TPE; CI on DL out of LAX & SFO to a handful of major US markets...ie ATL, DFW.

I found this somewhat of a suprise, given the indications that DL was going to restore codeshare service on KE.

Perhaps DL is seeking an alternate Asian partner, in case things go south with KE...?

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RE: DL, CI Apply For Codeshare

Tue Dec 18, 2001 7:33 am

Here's the actual press release:

Delta Air signs China Airlines codeshare deal


ATLANTA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc. , the third-largest U.S. carrier, said on Monday that it had signed a codesharing agreement with Taiwan's China Airlines

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Under the agreement, Delta will sell seats under the Delta code on China Airlines flights from Taipei to Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York starting early next year.

China Airlines will sell seats under the its code on Delta flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, Tampa and Cincinnati.

The agreement is subject to government approval and a review by the airlines, the carrier said.

Delta Air shares were down 77 cents, or 2.55 percent, to $29.58 in late Monday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

15:49 12-17-01

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Dissapointing to say the least. CI's safety record (or lack thereof) is right up there with KE's. Frankly, it doesn't say much of DL to be codesharing with both of these carriers across the Pacific.
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RE: DL, CI Apply For Codeshare

Tue Dec 18, 2001 7:36 am

Who codeshares with Garuda and Phillipines?
 
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Lindy Field

Tue Dec 18, 2001 7:47 am

AFAIK, no one currently codeshares with either, but the way things are going, look for an announcement by DL shortly announcing codeshare service with both carriers.
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